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Los Angeles, Cal. 
Permit No. 330 



Mack Sennett Announces 

“The Speak-Easy’’ will be 

Released December 21 




Great safe robbing aeene from “The Speak- 
Eaay”, BboiviiiK (left to right) Eddie Gribbon, 
Garry Odell (at window,) Kalla 1‘axhn, ax 
the erooks, Chnrlie Murray, the hotel keeper 
watching them at work, and Marie Prevost, 
Who plays the part of Charlie’s daughter. 




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In The Newest 
Sennett Comedy 

Cast 

Charlie Murray .... The hotel keeper 

Fanny Kelly His Wife 

Marie Prevost Their daughter 

Garry Odell Marie’s suitor 

Kalla Pasha .... I A couple of prisor 
Eddie Gribbon . . ) graduates 

Directed by Richard Jones 
Supervised by Mack Sennett 


Charlie Murray conducts a hotel, 
the principal part of which is the cel- 
lar department where Charlie runs a 
“blind pig.” Marie, the daughter is in 
charge of the rest of the hotel. 

Garry Odell, a grocery clerk is in 
love with Marie, but she cares for 


him — not. Kalla Pasha and Eddie 

Gripbon arrive straight from "up the 
river” and look over the store where 
Garry works, preparatory to robbing 
the safe. Marie meets the ex-jail 
birds in the store, Gribbon and Marie 
become much interested in each other, 
and the ex-jail gentlemen are intro- 
duced as boarders at Charlie’s hotel. 

Murray takes the boys into the cel- 
lar and gives them each a drink. 
Garry Odell, the jealous grocery 
clerk informs the police that Charlie 
Murray is running a blind pig. Char- 
lie’s cellar is raided by detectives. 
Marie appeals to Gribbon for $1,000 
bail money to release Charlie from 
jail, and though Gribbon has deter- 
mined to cease being crooked, in view 
of the emergency, he agrees with 
Kalla to break open the grocery store 
safe. The safe is rohbed and after 
much excitement, Gribbon lands in 
jail and is there with Charlie. 

Marie, as the result of a hilarious 
scheme, bails out Gribbon and her 
father. Gribbon and Kalla confront 


each other at the hotel and have a 
terrible fight. The police arrive just 
as Gribbon and Kalla are being led 
away to jail, Odell makes a startling 
announcement and all ends happily, 
with Gribbon and Marie united. 

Big Sennett Feature 
To Be Released In 
About Three Weeks 

Mack Sennett has practically com- 
pleted his new multiple reel comedy 
production, which is said by those who 
have seen it run off in the projection 
room, to be the most novel feature 
picture ever made. 

More than fifty thousand feet of 
film were taken in making the pic- 
ture/and this is being now edited 
down by Mr. Sennett to four reels 
and a prologue. 

The picture, which is primarily a 


comedy of the Sennett type, is differ- 
ent from all other laugh-making pic- 
ture, in that there is a deep human 
interest, as well as mirth making bur- 
lesque. It is a picture with a moral, 
as well as being filled to the brim 
with comedy of the type made famous 
by Mr. Sennett. 

All of the Sennett fun makers ap- 
pear in the picture, and in addition to 
the all-star cast, Teddy, the dog with 
the human brain. Pepper, the cat 
comedian, the Sennett cows, geese, 
pigs and other animals take promi- 
nent parts. 

The Mack Sennett publicity depart- 
ment is preparing special publicity 
for the use of exhibitors in advertis- 
ing the picture, the release date and 
distributing details, it is expected will 
be announced within the next two 
weeks. The title has not yet been 
decided upon. E .M. Asher, Mr. Sen- 
nett’s representative, will leave for 
New York with the production as 
soon as it is completed. 






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Mack Sennett’s newest comedy “The Speak-Easy”, filled w 

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Charlie Murr.iv, the " the Kpeak-easy/’ as 1 

a trusty at the police court, while liis daughter, I 
Marie Prevost, and his friends watch him at work. 


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A married man never needs an an- 
chor. 

* * * 

Some women look like a wilted 
bouquet. 

* * * 

Absinth makes the heart grow fon- 
der. But are you going to get it. 

* * * 

Society tolerates the actor because 
he is original. 

* * * 

Where there is no need there is 
no help. 

* * * 

Everybody seems to have money 
except those who haven’t. 

* * * 

How do you think of the things 
you think of. 

* * * 

Never judge a canary bird by the 
cage it lives in. 

* * * 

Everybody is in a hurry to be 
cured. 

* * * 

A person without a sense of humor 
should live alone. 

* * * 

A man with a beard should never 
eat corn on the cob. 

* * * 

Some people marry for love — then 
forget it. 


NEW MACK SENNETT 

COMEDY RELEASES 


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Doctors believe in signs. 

* * * 

A judge can be civil even in a 
superior court. 

* * * 

A cane is an indication of weak- 
ness. 

* * * 

Eye glasses make you look longer. 
* * * 

A rib is a rib — no matter what 
Adam says. 

* * * 

Some people tour the world to try 
and forget it. 

* * * 

Anyone who employs their mind 
will always have a bank account. 

* * * 

Rabbits have never gone to college 
— yet they can multiply. 

* * * 

Lawyers are a luxury. 

* * * 

If there was a tax on brains some 
people wouldn’t even have to pay at- 
tention. 

* * * 

The fact that some women wear 
fine feathers doesn’t indicate that 
they are birds. 


There is always a first time. 

* * * 

A baby’s cry speaks louder than 
words. 

* * * 

An artist is an artist — until he loses 
his brush. 

* * * 

Either “Hello — or Howdy” is 
friendly. 

* * » 

Toe nails will never hold your feet 
together. 

* * c 

All city buildings are built on a po- 
litical foundation. 

* * c 

Some people pronounce Film — Flint 
— well “some of it is.” 

* * c 

An Indian smokes his pipe of 
peace. An Irishman smokes his 
piece of pipe. 

* * * 

I am going to give my director a 
lantern for Christmas, so he can find 
his way home nights. 

* * * 

Anytime anyone tells you they are 
as clean as a whistle they have been 
blowing themselves. 


“THE SPEAK-EASY.’ 


“THE STAR BOARDER.” 


NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS 

Fifty different poses of Mack Sennett Bathing Girls and Comedians 
have been selected from more than 800 plates for distribution to Ex- 
hibitors. These are all copyrighted photographs, printed from the 
original negatives and were taken at picturesque locations along the 
Pacific Coast. They are very beautiful pictures and may be had at the 
following rates: 

Set of 10 (assorted) 8x10 size $2.00 
Set of 25 (assorted) 8x10 size 4.00 
Set of 50 (assorted) 8x10 size 7.50 
Full information concerning these new lobby sets may be had on ap- 
plication to the 

LOBBY DEPARTMENT, MACK SENNETT STUDIO 


Top Center— Thi.s In the biff tight scene from “The 
Kalla PaMha, engage in a terrlflc encounter over tin 


Coming Soon! Mack Sennett Sup 




ith laughs, human interest, exciting scenes and surprises 




Love scene from “The Speak-Easy” showing 
Eddie Gribbon and Marie Prevosf. 


Chicago Tribune Praises Mr. Sennett 


(Editorial from the Chicago Tribune 
of November 16, 1919). 

MOVIE COMEDY 

Inasmuch as Charles Chaplin has 
the prevailing economic disease, cur- 
tailment of production, we are glad 


to see Mack Sennett making such de- 
velopment of the comic are in the 
movies. It was bad enough for us 
masses to be denied our beer and to 
deprive us of the comic movies made 
for radicalism. 

The only walk out Chaplin had a 
moral right to was the one we have 
become familiar with on the stage. 


Thirty Loew Theatres Feature 
“Salome vs. Shenandoah” 

With Tremendous Success 


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Marie Prevost, the dainty Mack 
Sennett comedienne, a» «lie appears* 
in “The Speak-Easy,” 


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spoils of the robbery. 


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TO TREMENDOUS SUCCESS EVERYONE IN IT GREAT MORE LIKE THIS WILL ESTABLISH TWO 
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But what are morals in these days? 
If Attorney General Palmer is run- 
ning for president, he would be well 
advised to leave the coal miners alone 
and slap an injunction on Chaplin. 
That would ge him something and 
Palmer could run as the man who 
made Chaplin work. He could carry 
every state. 

Sennett is doing a great deal to 
keep the masses quiet. With Turpin 
and Phyllis Haver and the comedians 
he is developing or allowing to de- 
velop. he will put some pink in the 
gray days. Phyllis causes the loss of 
Edna Purviance to be less acute. That 
being some loss, Phyllis must be some 
cause, and it is the truth. 

Many a man goes into a moving 
picture theate ra bolshevist and comes 
out a contented householder because 
in the meantime there has entered his 
life “Uncle Tom’s Cabin Without the 
Cabin” or “Salome vs. Shenandoah.” 

Sennett is learning to make the 
funny fall funny. He makes an awk- 
ward blunder the legitimate cause of 
a number of grotesque effects. Man- 
kind dearly loves a boob. Sennett 
gives them ten boobs. We hope he 
keeps the pace and does not slip back. 

With near beer and no Chaplin we 
may have a social revolution in this 
land of the near free, hut Sennett is 
not a near Chaplin. He is Sennett. 
Long may he reel. He will keep us 
masses from feeling the vacuity of ex- 
istence which is only core and no ap- 
ple. 




Paramount 
Mack Sennett 
Comedies 


Published at 
1712 Allesandro Street 
Los Angeles 


er-Comedy Production in 5 Parts 





Sennett Girls Send Greetings from Sunshine Land 


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Top Left, MILDRED JUNE; Right, MARIE PREVOST; Center, PHYLLIS HAVER; Lower Left, HARRIET HAMMOND; Right, J ANE ALLEN 






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Doctors believe in signs. 
* * * 


A judge can be civil even in a 
superior court. 

* * * 

A cane is an indication of weak- 
ness. 

* * * 


Eye glasses make you look longer. 
* * * 


A rib is a rib — no matter what 
Adam says. 


* * * 

Some people tour the world to try 

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There is always a first time. 

* * * 

A baby’s cry speaks louder than 
words. 

* * * 

An artist is an artist — until he loses 
his brush. 

* * * 

Either “Hello — or Howdy’’ is 

friendly. 

* * * 

Toe nails will never hold your feet 
together. 


Thirty Loew Theatres Feature 

“Salome vs. Shenandoah” 


Chicago Tribune Praises Mr. Sennetl 


(Editorial from the Chicago Tribune 
of November 16, 1919). 

MOVIE COMEDY 

Inasmuch as Charles Chaplin has 
the prevailing economic disease, cur- 
tailment of production, we are glad 


to see Mack Sennett making such de 
velopment of the comic are in th 
movies. It was bad enough for u 
masses to be denied our beer and t< 
deprive us of the comic movies mad 
for radicalism. 

The only walk out Chaplin had ; 
moral right to was the one we haw 
become familiar with on the stage 


II trusty nt tlie police eimrt. while Ills daiiKhter, 
Marie Prevost, and his friends watch him at work. 


Love scene from “The Speak-Easy” showing 
Eddie Gribbon and Marie Prevost. 




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Karl Thiede 


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